A guide to your collection
Are you new to collecting maps? Would you like guidance on how to handle the books and maps in your collection?
Look no further. We have put together articles on a number of subjects related to your collection with interactive videos and tutorials.
We are often asked how one should handle rare books, maps, scientific instruments and other apparently fragile material.
The truth is that, on the whole, the books that we carry in inventory tend to be rather sturdy in fine leather or vellum bindings, and most fifteenth-eighteenth century hand-made laid papers tend to be robust and, unlike nineteenth century and modern papers, have not been weakened using nasty chemicals in order to make them whiter. One should, therefore, feel relatively comfortable handling works of art on paper with confidence. That having been said, here are some basic habits that you can adopt that will help to ensure that your rare books and maps remain in fine condition for many hundreds of years to come.
Once you have decided on the exciting elements of choosing a frame, such as the finish and mounting style, do not forget to think about how you will hang the finished piece on your wall. We have broken down the various elements for you to consider when preparing to hang your newly framed map.